In the book ‘ A Christmas Carol’, Dickens describes the poor, how they
were treated unfairly and how they were thought as animals rather than
human beings. Dickens portrays the rich as ignorant and selfish people
that think they are bigger than the world itself. Charles Dickens new
a lot about poverty, as his parents were not earning enough money to
pay of debts, which meant that Dickens himself had to leave school at
the age of 12 to work in a factory. He had a terrible experience; he
had felt what it was like to be poor, to have no hope for the future
and worked long hours in a dirty factory.
Charles dickens used Scrooge to symbolize the minority of the
population that are inconsiderate & rich. Scrooge was a mean man, who
made people work hard and lived for profit, ‘ but he was a tight
fisted hand at the grindstone’. Ebenezer Scrooge was a cold hearted,
emotionless and pessimistic man that was very lonesome but was not
bothered about this situation. Scrooge had a lifeless source of
friendship, money! As long as he had money, along with power, he was
happy in his miserable home all alone, ‘secret and self contained and
solitary as an oyster.’ Scrooge was a strong minded man who would
rather see poor and destitute people in jail,’ if they would rather
die they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.’
Scrooge had a clerk called Bob Cratchit, who even thought gets treated
unfairly by Ebenezer, still has some respect for him. Mr Cratchit was
one of the poor people described in the novel, along with his family,
but one thing he was rich in was happiness. Bob earned 15 ‘bob’ a week
but was a cheerful man all his life because of his wife and kids. This ...
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...way they act, so they should be a given a chance to prove themselves.
Also the morale is that happiness is everywhere where you believe it
can be, no matter how poor or rich you are, no matter how ill or well
you are, you can bring happiness, not only for yourself but for others
as well. The ‘present’ Ghost reveals the two children from under his
robe, which represent ignorant and want, are very important to the
novel, especially the Boy. Dickens tries to illustrate the ignorance
of those who could help change things but choose to ignore them, and
also Dickens is trying to express that the poor are ignorant too and
that if they had a little help they would be able to help themselves.
Scrooge does change at the end of the story, once seeing the future
when he was at the graveyard. He helps the Cratchit’s and Tiny Tim
live, which represents light and warmth.
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